Here are the release notes for MATE Desktop 1.22 🎉 Thanks to all the upstream contributors for their hard work 👨💻👩💻
MATE 1.22 released https://ift.tt/2UGu5Wp
I'll never understand the hostility of some towards snap/flatpak/appimage. In various corners of the internet I see people talking about how much "they suck" and how their distribution shouldn't support them.
But why deprive their users of choice? If I want to sell my soul to Spotify, then I'll be damned if I let a Linux distro stop me.
We think of plants as stationary beings, but they're not. They just live on different timescales to animals like us.
All plants move, their leaves jostling amongst each other, trying to catch the optimal amount of light. But mostly, we don't notice.
Sometimes, I catch my plants moving when their leaves brush past each other. Usually after I adjust their lights, the fussy little things.
openrsync is a clean-room implementation of rsync with a BSD (ISC) license. It is designed to be compatible with a modern rsync.
I don't disagree with Tim Cook, but this also irks me. I have no belief that Apple has any concerns for my privacy or anybody else's privacy beyond the fact that it hurts Google and Google competes with Apple.
"Apple CEO Tim Cook: It's Time for Action on Data Privacy"
I've been watching the announcements coming out of CES, and I'm torn. I love the idea of smart homes, cars, and devices. The problem here is that Google and Amazon are dominating that market, and neither have any respect for personal privacy. I want projects like Mycroft to compete here, but they're not even a blip on the radar right now. Right now, it looks like winner of the battle between the two titans will control our information in the future. We don't get a say.
I don't know if these allegations are true or not, but even if they are, I have little sympathy for Microsoft. It sounds like a play right out of their playbook.
"Former Edge intern says Google sabotaged Microsoft's browser"
I love me some command-line apps. So I packaged up "toot" the command-line mastodon client as a strictly confined snap. Install it with snap install toot, find out more at https://snapcraft.io/toot
"In Full Sail" sheds some light on recent Solus drama.
I always liked hearing Ikey on LNL, so it's heartbreaking to hear the full story of his disappearance. But it's great to hear Solus marching ever forward. I wish the best of luck to the project.
Wow, really impressed with #lubuntu 18.10! Might install it as my daily driver come 20.04. Can't think of giving up my LTS right now.
Can anyone recommend bitwarden? I just saw a toot saying it's in the snap store. I checked it out, and it looks like an easier (yet still secure) alternative to maintaining a database file with something like keepass.
I'm going to look through the source a bit as well, but I'm by no means an expert. The biggest selling point is all the cross-platform options. Maybe I can convince my wife to use it.
I've decided that I'm going to try to dip my toes in the #rust language this weekend. But what to try and write..
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